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Appendix III: costs of building and repairing roads in Italy and Europe

The cost of a motorway in Italy can be estimated by multiplying the civil engineering works price level index with the average cost per kilometre and the length of the motorway.

Table: Cost estimation parameters for motorways in Italy (Persyn et al., 2020)

Civil Engineering Works Price Level Index 2016

Country

Italy

Index (%)

82.6

Average Cost (EUR per kilometre) of different type of roads

Highway

10,941,402

Primary Roads

6,225,187

Secondary Roads

4,159,281

We adjust the calculated costs of a motorway for inflation to reflect the actual costs in 2023.

Table: Euro inflation from 2013 to 2023 (Webster, 2023)

Year

Euro Value

Inflation Rate

2013

€100.00

1.35%

2014

€100.43

0.43%

2015

€100.46

0.03%

2016

€100.71

0.25%

2017

€102.44

1.71%

2018

€104.37

1.89%

2019

€105.91

1.47%

2020

€106.69

0.74%

2021

€109.53

2.66%

2022

€120.38

9.90%

2023

€120.54

0.14%


Persyn, D., Díaz-Lanchas, J., & Barbero, J. (2020). Estimating road transport costs between EU regions. JRC Technical Report. European Commission. https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/system/files/2020-05/jrc114409.pdf  

Webster, I. (2023). Inflation rate between 2013-2023. Euro inflation calculator. Value of 2013 Euros today. CPI Inflation Calculator. https://www.in2013dollars.com/europe/inflation/2013

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